I got a picked up hitching a ride from the artists himself last year. He told me the trees are actually DRFITWOOD! I may not have the terms correct, but I understood that they were the leftovers from logged redwoods BITD, and wash up along the coast. He selects some himself, and also buys from others who have salvaged them. I can't imagine the cost to get even one shipped from west coast to here but....I suppose people spend more money on other pursuits!
I'm not sure the extent of modification he makes - I don't believe too much. But last year or so he began adding the bases to set them in the orientation he felt was appropriate.
I like them, and always enjoy taking a look on a drive past.
Edited by TerrieM (08/09/11 07:08 PM)